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Car Strikes 12-Year-Old Boy in Pacifica

Officer J. Aranda, Pacifica PD

My uber driver was pulled over by him tonight, he was lying saying the driver was doing 20mph down the 1 and was swerving on fassler. First off, I'd have been screaming at a driver doing 20mph down the 1.

Frustrated because as residents here I fear for myself and my kids if our police officers are liars. Their job is to uphold the law, not harass clearly marked livery vehicles with paying passengers (who pay to not drive intoxicated) and lie about reasons. If you've had experiences with officers in Pacifica with no honor or honesty I'd like to know.
Hutch December 31, 2013 at 06:49 PM
What is "the 1" ? You mean highway 1? And what were they driving 20 mph on highway one? Too slow? Have you been drinking already?
Darrell Whitelaw December 31, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Hutch, you live in Nebraska? would explain your lack of familiarity with the only highway going through Pacifica, also your inability to read as i said very clearly the accusation the driver was doing 20mph was a lie. also, yes i was drinking, a alot. that's why i hired a car to drive me home. take your trolling elsewhere.
john currie January 04, 2014 at 01:51 AM
i was pulled over in a rent a car and accused and humiliated in front of my home and neighbors. I was pulled over for no licence plate on the rental. The info was taped to the window and contact should have stopped at the point I showed him. The rookie officer lied and said he smelled alcohol. I don't drink. He asked if I had been drinking and made me get out of the car. Humiliated me in front of my neighbors for 25 minutes. Told him he was wrong and I expected an apology at the end. I did everything he made me do and then blew into that test thing and what do you know.. 0.00. I don't drink I told him again and nicely asked for an apology. He started making up reasons why he made me do all that. "most drunk drivers happens in 3 miles to home." he said. I said I don't drink and you had no reason to pull me over other than the trumped up reason you said and then LIED and said you smelled alcohol. I BELIEVE you lied on a fishing expedition to see and practice what you just learned in a training the week before! Pacifica Police lied to force me to submit and to control the situation. Without a doubt in my mind. Lier! And I have asked for help and an understand twice now with the local PD and got more excuses. And this one floored me.. oh he was a new officer at the time... OMG.. and from the watch commander... I asked nicely for help and understanding and got a reinforcement of how I feel now. They are really bad and dishonest servents to this community.
Bhatman January 04, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Your comment seems disjointed and rambling. Perhaps your driving was erratic as well, thus necessitating a stop. We should be thankful for peace officers who err on the side of public safety and protect us from bad drivers. If that rookie is reading these comments, job well done!
Rebecca Lorenz January 04, 2014 at 12:24 PM
I do not understand any of this. What's an "uber" driver? It's a German word for "over" or "beyond" which indicates that the driver was driving beyond his/her capabilities? Over the speed limit? What does Hwy. 1 have to do with Nebraska?
Darrell Whitelaw January 04, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Oh Rebecca, I'm guessing there's lots you don't understand.
Rebecca Lorenz January 04, 2014 at 03:31 PM
Very true. :)
kmp721 January 16, 2014 at 04:04 PM
I do not know the name of the officer who pulled me over but it was rather embarrassing being pulled over two blocks from my home in front of my neighbors, when I had done nothing wrong. The officer collected my license, registration, etc. & proceeded to treat me as if I were a criminal. I did not know why he pulled me over until he had satisfied himself that I was not a criminal and that my car was not stolen. He then proceeded to tell me that I was pulled over for making an unsafe left turn. When I questioned his reasons he said that I had made an unsafe left turn in front of him and that neighbors had been complaining of speeders in that intersection. I told him that I had not impeded his speed at all - that I had seen him approx. 3 houses back from where I was turning and I figured him being a cop - he would be doing the posted speed limit of 25, so I had plenty of time for my turn. He then said that it really not a safe move especially with a young child in my car...that's when it really got weird...I was alone in the car. When I pointed to the empty passenger seat, he was surprised to see it was empty. I don't know what he was thinking or doing at the time of my left turn, but paying attention surely wasn't it. At that point (after 15 minutes) he finally let me go. While I cannot say I have never had a ticket - it has been over 25 years since I had a moving violation and I can say that I've never had a ticket in a residential neighborhood.

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